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at this hour. two u.s. airmen shot dead at this hour at an airport in germany. did the shooter act alone? or was he part of a big plot? randall pinkston reports on the shooting that wounded two others. >> reporter: the shooter opened fire as the bus carrying u.s. personnel set outside. killing the driver and a passenger. two other u.s. airmen were seriously wounded. president obama is promising to get to the bottom of the attack. >> we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place and working with german authorities to ensure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice. >> reporter: after firing his weapon, the gunman, who was a kosovo citizen, ran into a terminal, where authorities tackled him. he's now in police custody. >> reporter: investigators are looking into whether the shooter had any ties to terror groups. the airport is near ramstein air force base. the headquarters of the u.s. air force in europe. the victims were part of an air force security team on their way to afghanistan. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> german chancellor angela mer
officials are saying about u.s. involvement in libya. a live look now at the night sky in libya. a u.s. f-15 crashes today. and right now, an investigation is wrapping up. joel brown reports for wjz on what brought that plane down. >> reporter: all that is left of the f-15 that crashed in libya, is this burned-out shell. witnesses say the two american pilots who were ejected safely, were greeted as heroes. the pentagon blames equipment failure for the crash. the two pilots aren't badly hurt and are back in american hands. it's the first major loss that u.s. officials are calling a success. >> virtually all of our targets are isolated. >> reporter: they launched another 24 missile at gadhafi's compound today. and they extended the no-fly zone over eastern libya. the u.s. is eager to hand over control of the operation. >> a transfer within a few days is likely. >> reporter: it's still not clear just who the u.s. will turn over control to. either britain, france, or nato forces could take over. still, many rebels say the job is far from done. >> reporter: the loosely- organized group of rebels,
of radiation. the threat of exposure has u.s. authorities checking passengers and cargo coming from japan. but some say there's no cause for concern. >> basic physics and basic science tells us that there can't be any risk to anyone here in the united states or hawaii or the other territories. >> reporter: the white house is standing behind its warning to americans, to stay at least 50 miles from the troubled plant. and the obama administration is sending chartered planes to japan, to send u.s. sit citizens out of the country. >> reporter: all u.s. citizens in japan should camely monitor the situation -- carefully monitor the situation and follow the advice of the japan and u.s. governments. >> reporter: gas stations are out of fuel. and the search for survivors and the missing grows even more grim, with each passing day. joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> americans living and working in japan are now trying to get out. wjz's complete coverage of the crisis continues live. mike hellgren is following the rush to evacuate. mike? >> jessica, one man from baltimore is back home tonight. stil
control of the military operations there. danielle nottingham reports for wjz, on what that means for u.s. involvement. >> reporter: french fighter jets return to their base in corsica, after hitting libyan targets, including one of moammar gadhafi's warplanes. the libyan combat jet had just landed at misratta air force base, after violating the united nations noafltz. libyan -- no-fly zone. libyan television showed a base on fire, apparently hit an overnight air strike. state tv also showed mangled bodies, it says are victims are coalition assault. but rebels accuse gadhafi of taking bodies from the morgue and claiming they're civilian casualties. gadhafi loyalists are marching on the anti-government stronghold of benghazi, calling for unity with rebels. >> you have to talk with them. we have to discuss the problem. what's -- what's the demands? what they are asking? >> reporter: now they're finally in agreement for nato to take over military operations in libya. turkey had been standing in the way but is now on board. >> reporter: u.s. officials say the handoff is a sure thing. and it w
for civil war. tonight, that's what u.s. leaders are saying about the crisis in libya. charlie d'agata reports for wjz, that moammar gadhafi insists his people love him. >> reporter: a defiant moammar gadhafi is determined to crush the revolt. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the country risks sliding into a civil war. >> libya could become a peaceful democracy. or it could face protracted civil war, or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> reporter: clinton says the u.s. must lead the international response to the crisis. u.s. warships are headed to the region, and america and its allies are discussing possible military options to prevent gadhafi from bombing his own people. >> we're obviously looking at a lot of options and contingencies. no decisions have been made. >> reporter: britain has been working on a plan to impose a no-fly zone over the country. >> i think our job is to look around the corner and plan forker. -- for every. and i know nato and others are doing the exact same thing. and that is right. >> gadhafi denies this. >> show me one evi
. >> the main message i would send is that we believe very, very strongly in the u.s. justice system. and we are going to let the justice system prevail. >> reporter: prosecutors say that when detectives told the suspect's family members about all of the allegations against her, she asked to speak to her family and told them, i don't want to disappoint you. i'm sorry. we're live in rockville, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> okay, derek. thank you. >>> murray was a part-time grad student at johns hopkins. norwood is due back in court next month. >>> a violent weekend on the streets of baltimore. almost 20 people were killed or hurt during a spike in vielings siels. -- violence. one of those victims, a city street sweeper. 24-year-old david lawful lin, jr. -- laughlin, jr., was stabbed to death. police say he was followed home from a club and attacked at the gas station. police have promised to set up patrols around the city to prevent more violence. >>> the youngest victim, a 4- year-old boy who accidentally shot him. adam may uncovered new information about the weapon that killed the
to the people, there are calls for the u.s. to intervene. >>> president obama is repeating demands for gadhafi to step down. >> reporter: armed rebels and burned-out trucks lined the road as fighting continued in bregga. the opposition has fought off moammar gadhafi's people for two days. >> reporter: this amateur video shows heavy gunfire in the wide- open desert, where rebels could only duck for cover. president obama says the violence has to stop. and that gadhafi has lost his legitimacy. >> colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. >> reporter: gadhafi's attacks included bombings by warplanes. his son told the media, those raids were meant to scare off the rebels, not kill them. but opposition forces have asked to intervene with air strikes against gadhafi's forces. >> the united states is moving cautiously on the subject of military intervention. president obama says all options are still under discussion, including a no-fly zone over libya. >> reporter: defense secretary robert gates has expressed concern over that, since it would mean striking at libya's air defenses. >>
the u.s. transferred control of the air campaign to nato. >> we are very confident that the coalition that we are part of will be capable of succeeding in its mission and pushing back colonel gadhafi's forces. >> secretary of state hillary clinton and other top administration officials came up to capitol hill to brief lawmakers on libya. leaders from both parties say the president's address monday left a lot of unanswered questions. >> this is a debate that congress should be willing to have. >> whether the president should have consulted and whether this is in our vital u.s. american interest to go forward. >> reporter: the u.s. and coalition partners promise to keep up the air strikes until gadhafi steps down. the obama administration is also deciding if it should provide better weapons to the opposition. but even with all of that military might, coalition leaders say it's up to the libyan people to decide how to force gadhafi from power. on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >>> if the obama administration decides not to give arms arms to rebel fighters, it's p
the offices of the u.s. attorney, where they hundreded out details of what -- handed out details of what is in these indictments. they say they knocked out a major drug ring in east baltimore. 60 people, but one name very recognizable. felicia "snoop" pearson, the actress and drug dealer on the wire. >> reporter: early this morning, federal agents led felicia snoop pearson away from her luxury apartment downtown. she said that she put her old life of drug dealing behind her. >> i never got high. you know what i'm saying? and like -- i don't know. i was just a strong person. >> reporter: she's been in jessop and back on the street. and it's near her old neighborhood and around this city that police arrested more than 60 people suspected in the marijuana and heroin trade. the u.s. attorney calls the arrests part of a crackdown of a large baltimore drug gang. late this afternoon, the u.s. attorney and commissioner talked about what it took to make these arrests. >> this is one of the largest cases that we have prosecuted here in baltimore. >> in this case, we made impact. we got the top. we
was charged. >> the attacks killed five people and sickened 17 others. >>> u.s. and coalition forces are targeting troops on the ground. but the libyan leader insists he's not going anywhere. joel brown reports for wjz from the state department. >> reporter: more coalition warplanes are flying toward libya, to control its skies. and for the first time, u.s. commanders say they're using the jets to attack gadhafi's gadhafi's troops on the ground. it may be working. in the key eastern city of misrata, gadhafi tanks are beginning to retreat, after the continuing assault on civilians. rebelts have new-- benles have -- rebels have newfound confidence. >> this is a matter of time. after one day, these tanks will surrender. >> reporter: president obama says sending in u.s. troops on the ground is absolutely out of the question. u.s. forces are already scaling back flights over libya. coalition troops are now flying more than half of the missions. bombed but not broken, moammar gadhafi appeared for the first time in public tuesday night. he rallied supportersers and portrayed himself a victi
a drill to see if helicopters could use bucketsets to dump water on the reactors. the u.s. is telling american citizens, living within 50 miles of the power plant to evacuate. radiation levels have risen. and very slight increases can be detected as far away as tokyo. officials say it is not far enough away to be dangerous. but many are avoiding the city. >> reporter: after the united nations council, they held a moment of silence in japan. the u.s. is helping to coordinate relief effort. >> reporter: in the town of ofanatu, british and american rescue crews are searching for survivors. >> trying to access underneath. obviously, you can see very, very difficult conditions. chances of survival. >> reporter: crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there to mourn their loved ones. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >>> the u.s. government says military pilots cannot go within 50 miles of the reactor. pilots flying within 70 miles are taking potassium iodide tablets. >>> if a disaster hits the east coast, the situation in japan could play out
to stabilize the crippled reactors at the plant. but explosions, fire and smoke are slowing progress. the u.s. is now sending two barges, filled with fresh water to help cool the reactors. in tokyo, the concern about radiation is growing. residents are waiting in long lines to get bottled water, despite assurances from city officials that the tap water is safe. radiation has seeped into produce grown near the plant. and now, radioactive sedium is turning up in greens grown more than 100 miles away in tokyo. as japan struggles to leave tens 10s -- help 10s ever thousands left homeless, contaminated food now threatens to make the crisis even worse. >> the death toll is now more than 10,000 in japan. and more than 17,000 people are still missing tonight. as part of wjz's continuing community commitment, you can support disaster relief efforts to help the people affected there. text "red cross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. or visit red redcross.org. and you can also call 1-800-red cross. >>> thousands of people are working to get working in maryland. 8100 jobs were created in maryland last mo
are open. traffic is moving along just fine. and we're taking a look at u.s.- 29. a little volume picking up there. you can see bright lights. but otherwise, traffic seems to move along just fine. this is brought to you by virginia tourism. love is at the heart of every virginia vacation. plan your next family vacation. >>> it's the count that sets the limits. and down the road, determines what you will be paying for that summer crab feast. alex demetrick reports, the winter crab survey is a numbers game and a balancing act. >>> it takes cold weather to count crabs in the chesapeake. they hunker down in the mud. >> this is the tool that the two states, virginia and maryland use, for managing the crab population. >> reporter: from december to march, crabs are hand picked. they come in all sizes. >> starting to wake up now. >> sex, size and numbers are all collected. >> at the end of the season, all of those numbers get sent to a statistition. and they add them up and they give us population increases. >> that year, abundance was estimated at $393 million crabs. last year, it jumped to $658
. >> reporter: president obama says one u.s. aircraft carrier has failed. >> our hearts go out to our friends in japan and across the region. and we're going to stand with them as they recover and rebuild from this tragedy. >> reporter: powerful aftershocks continue to rock the country. and the japanese defense ministry is rushing troops to the hardest-hit cities in the north to help look for survivors. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> the tsunami did reach hawaii and the west coast, but on a much smaller scale. in santa cruz, boats were rocked. so far, there's only minor damage from the currents of the tsunami. wjz's complete coverage of the disaster in japan continues. meteorologist tim williams has a closer look at the path of the tsunami. tim? >> we have gotten some fantastic pictures. noaa has created a bit of an animation that they've taken from satellite pictures. first off, we want to give you some background. 231 miles is north of tokyo is where this happened. and as far as how this all happened, well, there are two plates. usually, this happens when there is a shift in the
: engineers may call on u.s. and japanese troops at the nuclear plant. a third explosion and fire at the complex sent dangerous levels of radiation into the air. japan's prime minister is urging calm but ordered 140,000 people living near the plant to seal themselves indoors. >> it's very traumatic. and the main thing is we don't know what to do. >> reporter: plant officials may ask military helicopters to spray water on a fuel storage pond, so the rods inside don't release more radiation. some u.s. military crews making relief flights may have already been exposed. about 70,000 people within 12 miles of the plant have been evacuated. others outside that zone are also leaving. >> everyone is scared for their child's safety. and trying to get their kids out first. >> reporter: the head of the u.n. called worrying and said he's sending a team of experts to help. >>> another powerful aftershock rocked japan as night fell. the scale of destruction is already testing the country's limits. in the northeast, some 450,000 people are in temporary shelters, including american steve corbit.
for the rebels. >> our hope is to help protect civilians. >> reporter: the u.s. is set to give over leadership to nato in a number of days. still, critics are questioning america's involvement and want to know how long the u.s. will stay. president obama plans to make his case and explain what's next in his address to the nation tonight. >> our involvement there is going to be limited. both in time and in scope. >> reporter: lawmakers have been calling on the president to clarify his position. >> it's fair to ask what is the role of our military and military alliance in providing support to an opposition that we are only now beginning to understand. >>> the white house is working to make a clear distinction between the military mission which they say is limited to protecting civilians in libya and an ongoing political effort that might persuade gadhafi to step down. at the white house, daniel noddingham, wjz eyewitness news. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is headed to a meeting in london. you can watch the president's address to the nation right here on wjz. it's expected to start at
that this investigation is still ongoing. >>> president obama says the u.s. and its allies are now considering their military options in libya. ines feray reports for wjz, the increased bloodshed is turning up the heat on the president to do something. >> reporter: rebel forces are trying to hold their ground, fighting off continued attacks by libyan government warplanes. the opposition has managed to keep control of the oil port town of rock linoof. but closer to the capital, soldiers have pushed the rebels out of zawia. they are having trouble maintaining supply lines for food and weapons. and admit they are outgunned by moammar gadhafi's forces. >> we no give up. we win or we die. >> reporter: it's estimated thousands have died and hundreds of thousands have fled the country. across the border in tunisia, they have set up for evacuees. >> we're going to treat like a soldier. >> reporter: the obama administration is sending millions of dollars in humanitarian aid to the area and looking at its military options. >> reporter: the white house is considering all possibilities, including providin
a meltdown but the water continues to evaporate. some 200,000 people have been evacuated and the u.s. navy moved warships further offshore. the quake triggered a tsunami that devastated japan's coast. rescue crews continue to search through the widespread wreckage. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out. in one town a ship ended up on top of a building. homeowners trying to pick up the pieces, don't know where to begin. >> i don't have money, broken. >> reporter: the united states is trying to coordinate the relief. many are without food and water and made workers are having trouble getting through. u.s. marines loaded planes headed for the japanese mainland. people have to stand in line for water. many towns that still have grocery stores, the shelves are emptying out. authorities are checking radiation levels. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are offline, which means millions will have top spend another night in the cold. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> as japan prepares for the possibility of a meltdown, the tragedy is drawing attention to nuclear pla
establish a -- they establish a no-fly zone. >> the u.s. said its focus right now is on helping the thousands of refugees who were fleeing the violence. >> we have sent humanitarian assistance teams with border region supplies like water containers, blankets, medical supplies. >> reporter: a u.s. warship arrived at a naval base on the greek island of crete. part of the united states effort to pressure gadhafi to step down. at the united nations, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> at least 30 people have been killed today in libya. many of them were victims of an explosion at an ammunition depot in a rebel stronghold. >>> the wikileaks scandal now includes allegations of abuse. a lawyer for army private bradley manning says his client was forced to sleep naked in his cell at a marine corps brig in virginia. the defense attorney says the conditions violate mandatory rules. he is charged with aiding the enemy for allegedly leaking classified information to wikileaks. >>> a classified turn of events. a democratic lawmaker is tackled by police. you can see police blocking stat
and pinpoint radiation leaks. >> reporter: in the u.s., trace amounts of radioactive iodine have now been found in milk and washington state in california. >> traveled across the jet stream, across the pacific ocean, landed on our shores. it's hardly expected it happened. >> reporter: health officials expectd to drink the milk and shouldn't worry. they say it is 5,000 times below the standard set by the fda. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> the environmental protection agency is increasing its monitoring of air, milk and water nationwide. >>> salmonella scare. people are being warned to avoid eating sausage. several people got sick after eating the sausage at a pancake breakfast in thurmtd. -- thurmont. they traced the sausage from a butcher. they say anyone who bought sausage at the event should throw it out so they don't get sick. >>> baltimore orioles are ready to open their 20th season. and with a new season comes a new look. >> reporter: inside oriole park at camden yards, the finishing touches are being put on. and everything seems spiffed up. >> we have been working at it
on eyewitness news at 6:00. u.s. supreme court says protests and military funerals are legal. how one maryland congressman plans to change that. >>> investigating a head of homicide. why he says and what it means for crime fighting. >>> getting tough, cracking down on repeat gun offenders. tonight, hear one city's police's emotional story. >>> don't miss the forecast. eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now.
, the u.s. hands off leadership of the military operations to nato. >>> still a bit too chilly for march. we have a live look outside, it's not feeling like spring just yet. we're live with the first warning weather conch -- coverage. >>> well, we have presip heading our way and portions are near arkansas. it's still mild outside. we have a beautiful afternoon and we have clouds heading our way. with the cooler temperatures, the weather service will issue, tomorrow, believe it or not, for allegany county and the neighboring counties, these are the high elevations in western maryland -- that's a winter weather advisory. they could get one to three inches of wet snow there tomorrow. the temperatures are no higher than 35 degrees. off to the north east, a red flag warning. that's for the fire danger because of the dry air. and now, this first storm may give us precipitation in the form of rain. by the end of the week, yet, another system could approach the region. we'll have more with bernadette woods. >> reporter: enjoy today, we have a few storms lined up to come our way. bob discussed to
her best friend, phoenix-native ashley roberta. u.s. basketball star, charlie davis was also injured in that crash. espinoza apologized today and said she takes full responsibility for that accident. >> espinsespinosa's blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit. >>> time now for a look at the baltimore sun. a proposed law could put cameras on school buses in an effort to ticket people who illegally pass stopped school buses. >>> a team from tokyo could be visiting next week. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast. >>> when it comes to science, technology, engineering and math. it seems girls rule. many are getting their start in high school. >>> this robot was built by students at century high school in carroll county. at the controls is michelle katie, a senior who has her heart set on becoming an engineer someday. >> well, i'm on the robotics team. >> michelle is one of seven girls at century who organizes huge fairs. there is one boy on the executive board. >> when i was in high school a long, long time ago, it
the new company would handle service for about 43% of all u.s. cell phones. >> reporter: consumer groups believe less competition will lead to higher prices. >> t-mobile has competed on price. that's what they're all about. so when you take them out of the equation, it gives companies like at&t, and companies like verizon, license to raise their prices. >> reporter: t-mobile company would have to swap them out for free. and all t-mobile users may lose the option of buying unlimited data plans. >> that may not seem like a big deal. but if you start streaming movies or internet to your phone, that can add up. >> reporter: even if the government approves the buyout, at&t says it will take another year to get deal done. alexis christoforous, wjz eyewitness news. >> the new combined mobile phone company would replace re -- verizon. as the largest provider. >>> happy birthday, twitter. it turned 5 today. twitter says more than a billion tweets are posted every week. you can connect with wjz on twitter. follow us at wjz news. >>> check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. for these stories a
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